DreamHost's Press Releases

We make some pretty cool stuff. Sometimes people talk about it.

August 7, 2019

DreamHost Review: Can You Trust Their Shared Hosting?

DreamHost is one of those providers that you can find recommended everywhere. In fact, WordPress themselves endorses them.

May 10, 2018

DreamHost's Remixer Empowers Entrepeneurs to Build a Professional Web Presence in Minutes

DreamHost's Remixer lets even first-time creators make professional sites without the need for any coding knowledge.

May 12, 2018

DreamHost Calls on Americans to Support Congressional Push to Save Net Neutrality

Net neutrality is essential to creating a startup-friendly environment, stated DreamHost, leveling the playing field and ensuring new companies can compete with established ones.

July 27, 2018

HostingAdvice.com ranks DreamHost as Best Uptime amongst leading hosting providers

Uptime matters and DreamHost takes the cake with the best uptime according to HostingAdvice.com

October 1, 2018

Web Hosting Rating 4.5 out of 5 for easy to understand hosting plans, affordable pricing and more!

So, check DreamHost out and see for yourself. Their remixer website builder, non-existent traffic limits, dedication to the environment, and 24/7 email support may be just what you need to launch a successful website.

October 3, 2018

Top 10 Website Hosting Review and Interview with DreamHost

If you are looking to host with the most experience team alive on the plant today, then DreamHost is for you. They have the most amazing team of passionate staff and the know-how to take your dream to the next level.

January 24, 2017

Brotli: A New Compression Algorithm for Faster Internet

DreamHost discusses new technology that could make the web faster for all.

February 7, 2017

DreamHost Launches Its Remixer Website Builder

DreamHost’s new click-to-edit website builder, included in any DreamHost hosting plan, is live.

February 13, 2017

Products of the Week: DreamHost's Remixer

Remixer named a Product of the Week by Network World.

February 20, 2017

Building DreamHost's OpenStack Cloud

DreamHost's data center manager discusses the strategy of constructing DreamHost's infrastructure.

March 15, 2017

DreamPress: Thoroughly Impressed By DreamHost: How We Launched, Scaled, & Tested an Infrastructure Using DreamCompute

You may be pleasantly surprised at some of our findings regarding DreamHost’s new DreamCompute platform

March 21, 2017

Web Encryption Needs the Freedom to Grow - But New Policy Threats Are Emerging

DreamHost discusses why all parts of web security need to function holistically and defensively.

March 27, 2017

Net Neutrality: Look, We’ve Been Over This

Why the FCC is getting it wrong with zero-rating.

April 4, 2017

An Interview with DreamHost

DreamHost discusses its growth, product line, and company culture.

April 17, 2017

What Should You Be Looking for in a Web Host?

Start with finding a reliable web host with a good reputation.

April 24, 2017

Interview with Brett Dunst - DreamHost VP of Corporate Communications

Dunst talks about DreamHost’s recent product releases and what’s coming up.

May 4, 2017

DreamHost's DreamPress Customers to Benefit from Automattic's Jetpack Premium Service

DreamPress gets more powerful with addition of Jetpack Premium for all users.

May 5, 2017

We Must Replace the Internet's Ad-Based Business Model Before the Ads Drive Us All Insane

Is it time for a fundamental shift away from the web's largely ad-based revenue model?

June 20, 2017

DreamHost Reviews and Expert Opinion

DreamHost receives an overall customer score of 9 out of 10, based on reliability, pricing, user friendliness, support, and features.

June 22, 2017

Remixer - the Powerful Website Builder from DreamHost - Makes Creating Customized Websites Very, Very Inexpensive

Both Remixer plans come loaded with additional features designed to make website personalization and creation as straightforward as possible for small businesses, bloggers, and anyone else with something to say or sell online.

June 23, 2017

Hosting Leader DreamHost Introduces Remixer Website Builder Tool to Help Entrepreneurs Get Online Faster

DreamHost has recently added a website builder that helps business owner establish an online presence in mere minutes

June 30, 2017

Cloud Services Provider DreamHost Introduces Tiered Pricing Structure for Website Builder

Remixer plans offer a wide range of features that enable 'small businesses, bloggers, and anyone else' to effectively create and personalize websites

June 30, 2017

Remixes Come to DreamHost Website Builder

By focusing on what was essential and discarding the superfluous, DreamHost has been able to produce a site building tool with almost no learning curve, lowering the barrier of entry for getting started on the Web even further.

July 3, 2017

Switch Your WordPress Site to PHP 7 for Increase Performance

DreamHost's Caleb Boylan explains how to get the most out of your WordPress website.

July 7, 2017

Business Choice Awards: Web Hosting

The winner, for the fourth year in a row is DreamHost.

December 14, 2017

DreamHost: Award-Winning Web Hosting Services Empower Dating Experts to Build High-Quality Brands Online

A sleek, professional-grade website helps budding bloggers, matchmakers, and other dating experts build a following around the world.

January 11, 2016

BillingServ Guarantees 100 Percent Uptime for Small Businesses Seeking Reliable Cloud-Based Billing Services

DreamHost products now used by BillingServ include DreamCompute, the company's OpenStack-powered cloud computing solution, and DreamObjects, a Ceph-based, OpenStack-compatible solution for cloud storage. Through DreamCompute, BillingServ can offer unlimited, scalable virtual cloud servers on-demand as the needs of clients require. DreamObjects provides BillingServ with reliable redundant cloud storage which delivers content via the nearest geographical server and is massively scalable as needed. BillingServ uses these DreamHost solutions throughout the United States and relies upon other OpenStack-based clouds as well, while in Europe it uses services by Amazon EC2.

January 21, 2016

Web Hosting Industry Review

DreamHost has launched integrated support for the Let's Encrypt project for its managed hosting customers, the company announced Thursday. Let's Encrypt will provide customers with free end-to-end HTTPS protection with a single-click within the DreamHost control panel.

January 26, 2016

A Closer Look at Web Encryption with DreamHost's Brett Dunst

Website Magazine caught up with Brett Dunst, DreamHost's VP of brand and community, to understand the privacy concerns impacting each and every Internet user, Let's Encrypt's importance to site owners and other news that's moving both the Web and DreamHost forward.

February 1, 2016

DreamHost Knows the Cloud is the Future of Computing

If you've been in the hosting arena for awhile, you know DreamHost. What you may know is that they have had these great deals on domains+hosting that may have even reeled you in. But you may not know about the commitment to cloud infrastructure.

February 10, 2016

KiloWatts for Humanity Taps the Power of Clouds

KWH began exploring other computing and IT infrastructure options. In July of 2014 it ventured into the cloud. The organization turned to public cloud service DreamCompute (part of DreamHost) to deliver a stable and cost-effective environment.

April 5, 2016

DreamHost's OpenStack-powered EC2 rival comes out of beta

DreamCompute, which combines OpenStack with the Ceph storage system and DreamHost-incubated Project Astara network orchestration service, is a direct challenger to Amazon's EC2 cloud computing service.'

April 11, 2016

Products of the Week: DreamCompute

The new GA release of DreamHost's open source cloud computing platform, DreamCompute, includes hardware-accelerated virtual networking, all-SSD storage, and double the previous performance.

May 5, 2016

Going Public: 4 Tips for Safety and Savings During Your Public Cloud Migration

DreamHost's VP of Cloud Jonathan LaCour lays out how to carry out a smooth, safe, and advantageous migration of company data to a public cloud.

May 12, 2016

Behind the Scenes with DreamHost — We Discuss DreamCompute, DreamObjects, & The Performance Impact of Dev-Centric Hosting

With an emphasis on open-sourcing and an understanding of developer needs, DreamHost continues to challenge the hosting space.

May 24, 2016

Switching to Cloud Storage to Ready Our 80-Year-Old Photography Company for the Future

Making DreamHost's offering even more valuable to us was the timing: DreamObjects was announced just as we learned that our previous server for asset delivery didn't conform to the terms of service.

June 14, 2016

Interview With Brett Dunst, Vice President Brand & Community at DreamHost

Happy to have you with us Brett, and I’m sure our readers are excited to know more about you and your company!

June 27, 2016

Business Choice Awards 2016: Web Hosting

DreamHost wins the Business Choice Award for best web hosting service for the third year in a row. Its dominating presence included outstanding scores in overall satisfaction, reliability, and likelihood to recommend.

June 30, 2016

Newsmakers: Q&A with DreamHost VP of Cloud and Development

This Q&A is a must-read if you’re looking at building out an in-house dev team, considering whether to build or buy when it comes to cloud, or wanting an insider’s view on the cloud market over the next 12-18 months.

July 1, 2016

ScaleUp Winners: DreamHost

DreamHost customer Atmail rapidly scales its business after switching to DreamCompute.

July 8, 2016

Opinion: The FCC Zero-Rating Decision Must Follow Open-Door Debate

The question of how to evaluate zero-rating practices demands the same open process and wealth of perspectives seen in the Net neutrality debate, DreamHost says.

July 20, 2016

HostingCon Global: How to Find Your 'Voice' (And Why It Matters)

DreamHost talks about how it found its voice in a crowded market.

July 29, 2016

Cloud Works for Atmail

How Atmail has used DreamCompute to scale its company and achieve more predictable operating costs.

August 8, 2016

Equipped for excellence: Web-hosting firm recognized for setting up clients and employees for success

Web-hosting and cloud-services firm DreamHost was recently named a winner of the PCMag Business Choice Award for a third year in a row for providing best-in-class Web-hosting services for business users.

August 9, 2016

Demand for Cloud Services is Ascendant as Dominance of On-Premises Email Hosting Comes to a Close

DreamCompute's use of solid-state drives and cloud-based storage technology boosts the speed and dependability of operations beyond what on-premises solutions can muster.

August 24, 2016

DreamHost Boosts Managed WordPress Security with Pre-Installed TLS Certificates

DreamHost makes the move because of how valuable encryption is to bloggers, developers, and small businesses due to privacy enhancements and improved search engine rankings.

September 7, 2016

DreamPress: Affordable Managed WordPress Gives Speed, Security, and Awesome Features to Websites That Can't Afford to Go Down

Born out of conversations with customers, DreamPress boasts a roster of features that impresses even WordPress.

September 13, 2016

Movin' on Up: 3 Things to Consider When Migrating Legacy Applications to the Cloud

DreamHost discusses the smartest strategies for businesses taking their apps to the cloud.

September 28, 2016

DreamHost Launches Automated Malware Remover

Malware Remover, a new security scanning service, is added to managed hosting options

October 3, 2016

DreamHost Upgrades Email Support

Improved email experience for all customers comes via partnership with atmail.

October 18, 2016

DreamHost Predicts 2017: A Year of 'Normal' Applications and Simplified Offerings

DreamHost says simplicity is in store for 2017 - including DreamHost Cloud.

October 26, 2016

You Can Run the Same Programs on 16 Different OpenStack Clouds

DreamHost passes the interoperability test at OpenStack Summit 2016.

November 1, 2016

DreamHost Achieves Next Level Social Customer Care with Sparkcentral

Sparkcentral's Secure Authentication powers DreamHost's full-resolution customer service on Twitter and Facebook

November 3, 2016

How We Implemented Object Storage to Power an Image Management Service

DreamHost customer Rethumb discusses how it utilizes DreamObjects.

November 13, 2016

Trusted with 30 Million Email Accounts, Atmail Delivers with OpenStack

The OpenStack-powered DreamCompute platform is the answer for stronger performance and less complexity.

December 8, 2016

DreamObjects Improves Enterprise Cloud Storage

DreamObjects takes advantage of the latest Ceph release for a service upgrade.

December 21, 2016

Reclaim Our Web: Making Online Messaging Application-Agnostic

A messaging system akin to email would keep user data out of third-parties and be more convenient for everyone

February 20, 2015

How to Succeed in Your OpenStack Deployment

Gartner analysts address the most pressing questions about effective planning and implementation of OpenStack.

March 5, 2015

DreamHost Brings SSD to Shared Hosting Plans

DreamHost has announced that solid state drives (SSD) are available to provide better speed and performance for its shared hosting customers. Speed differences over legacy SATA drives will be easily seen by DreamHost's WordPress customers.

March 10, 2015

DreamHost Publishes Transparency Report

Web hosting provider DreamHost has issued its first ever transparency report to show off how frequently the company did not comply with government requests…‘In other words, we don't freely hand out customer data to anyone to anyone who simply asks for it!' the company said in its report.

March 12, 2015

DreamHost Report Shows Common Types of Government Requests for Information

DreamHost analyzes every single complaint in order to decide whether compliance is necessary. In more than 80% of the cases, they typically are able to reject the data removal request.

March 17, 2015

DreamHost Adds to Shared Hosting Performance with SSD Storage

Improving cost and availability of solid-state storage hardware enables DreamHost to greatly improve performance for its shared hosting service.

May 17, 2015

What Your Employer Can Learn From Zappos (and These Other Companies) About Workplace Freedom

Is your employer transparent? Is there a fair, open dialogue, or do mandates always come from the top? If answering these questions made you grumble, you might want to consider applying for jobs at Zappos, DreamHost, or other companies that just made the 2015 WorldBlu list of most freedom-centered workplaces in the world.

May 30, 2015

DreamPress 2 - DreamHost Launched WordPress-Optimized Hosting

With DreamPress, you will enjoy the power of VPS, which is highly optimized for the WordPress platform. DreamPress includes all the notable features of DreamHost hosting and added extra features to make it perfect for hosting.

June 17, 2015

DreamHost Improves Dedicated Server Performance with Solid State Drives

DreamHost announced that it has upgraded the hardware of its dedicated server packages, completing its transition to offer solid state drives with every core DreamHost offering. SSDs and high-core-count CPUSs are now options for DreamHost's fully managed dedicated server customers seeking greater performance.

June 24, 2015

DreamHost Advances Open Source Platform Investments with WordPress, OpenStack

A traditional hosting provider in many respects, DreamHost is also a leader in adopting and contributing to open source software projects.

July 3, 2015

gTLDs Gone Wild - Site Names in the Age of .Unicorns and .Ninjas and What it Means for Businesses

As ICANN continues the release of hundreds of new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) and reviews applications for thousands more, the possibilities for new domain names have been thrown wide

July 7, 2015

DreamHost Web Hosting: Editors' Choice

DreamHost has a laundry list of features to satisfy your personal- or business-related web hosting needs. The company's shared web hosting plans offer unlimited disk storage, domains, and email accounts. Should you need business-class web hosting muscle, DreamHost's Linux-based dedicated hosting and virtual private server hosting have the resources to handle a highly trafficked site.

August 4, 2015

ViaWest Signs DreamHost as Anchor Tenant in its Newest Portland Area Data Center

ViaWest, a leading provider of hybrid cloud and colocation solutions in North America, announces DreamHost, a top provider of web hosting and cloud services, has selected ViaWest's Brookwood data center in the Portland area to support the company's expanding customer base.

August 5, 2015

OpenStack Turns 5 Years Old

We talk with DreamHost CEO and OpenStack Director Simon Anderson about his roles at both organizations.

August 7, 2015

ViaWest signs DreamHost as anchor tenant in Oregon

DreamHost has signed to move into ViaWest's new data center in Brookwood Oregon, making good the operator's need for an anchor tenant.

September 2, 2015

OpenStack - Open source transparency among the clouds

Jonathan LaCour, VP, Cloud and Development at DreamHost, a global web hosting, domain registrar and cloud services provider, discusses OpenStack from a user perspective

September 23, 2015

MSPs to Play Crucial OpenStack Cloud Role

DreamHost CEO Simon Anderson said the marriage of the single-click deployment model developed by DreamHost and OpenStack provides MSPs with a way to get into the management of cloud services in a way that shields them from a lot of the complexity of OpenStack.

October 6, 2015

DreamHost: Dreamy Web Hosting Made Easy (and Affordable)

Companies like DreamHost make it incredibly simple to set up beautiful websites.

November 6, 2015

2016 is the Year the Mainstream - and MSPs - Take to the Clouds

2016 will be the year when customers of traditional hosting products will start to move their websites and applications to the cloud. Cloud offerings keep maturing, and now there are plenty to choose from (such as DreamCloud) that are simple, inexpensive, and effective. The tools available to users of hosting products are also ready to make use of the simplicity and power of object storage (as opposed to the clunkiness of FTP, for example). 2016 is going to be the year when the mature Internet users will transition to the cloud en masse.

November 10, 2015

Kilowatts for Humanity Harnesses the Wind and Sun to Electrify Rural Communities

To collect and monitor data from microgrids created across various project locations, KWH uses OpenStack-based DreamCompute, a public cloud computing service provided by DreamHost. As an open source infrastructure-as-a-service platform, DreamCompute enables KWH to create a public cloud and collect and analyze data from their various locations, conveniently overseeing past projects to ensure the microgrids and other components continue to function properly. KWH uses DreamCompute''s computing power to run an integrated solution called Graphite, a database and a web application running with Apache2. KWH developed a light TCP application which listens to a port used by the datalogger and sends packets to the database.

November 16, 2015

Open Source Cloud Platforms: OpenStack

This report provides updated estimates and a five-year growth forecast for the OpenStack market and three segments: OpenStack Service Providers; OpenStack Products, Distribution and Management; and Cloud Management.

November 23, 2015

Happy (Belated) Birthday, OpenStack: You Have Much to Look Forward To

Now past the five-year anniversary of OpenStack's creation, the half-decade milestone provides an opportunity to look back on how far the project has come in that time – and to peer thoughtfully into OpenStack's next few years. At present, OpenStack represents the collective efforts of hundreds of companies and an army of developers numbering in the thousands. Their active engagement in continually pushing the project's technical boundaries and implementing new capabilities – demanded by OpenStack operators – has defined its success.

November 23, 2015

What 9 Tech Companies Can Teach Us About Great Customer Service

I have a few nonprofit websites hosted with DreamHost. These are free accounts for nonprofits so I would expect my support requests to go to the bottom of the pile. That doesn't happen with DreamHost. They treat those nonprofits accounts like another other paid account and are responsive to support issues. They even have a sense of humor with their support tickets where users can invite the support rep to "explain things very slowly."

December 9, 2015

PC Mag's Top Consumer Recommended Companies for 2015

In the office, employees don't always get a choice of the tech products they use, from computers and phones right down to the networking or cloud services that power your work. In years past, when it comes to tabulating recommendations based on the Net Promoter Scores (NPS) in our Business Choice surveys, we've had entire categories that didn't get a single positive number. Thankfully for some vendors who count on the office market, we have at least one company in each category this year that you, our readers, could recommend—at least a little.

December 14, 2015

Making a Name for Yourself Online: Auctions, Cybersquatters & Carving Out Your Internet Domain

The lesson here is that names are important, valuable and there aren't enough good ones to go around (though new gTLDs certainly will help). Take care in finding your online domain, and may your name be respectable, affordable and memorable for the right reasons.

December 16, 2015

The Interoperability Questions Permeating OpenStack Clouds

The basic question of interoperability really now boils down to this: should an OpenStack cloud user expect to be able to load a Linux-based image and boot it up? If you're looking for [DreamHost's] opinion, we've already committed to our choice. In our hearts and minds, we are open source and stand for maximizing the openness of options for users, who, of course, should expect nothing less than to be able to use whatever OS best fits their specific needs. But, the question remains open to differing opinions and will certainly be subject to ongoing debate.

December 29, 2015

A 2016 To-Do List for the OpenStack Board

Some OpenStack clouds behave differently than others, even if they support the same set of APIs and run the same code produced by the community. This translates into hurdles for applications to be ported from one OpenStack Powered cloud to another. Things like support for IPv6 or tenant networks need to be known by application developers as much as the list of available guest operating systems.